Been hibernating

I’ve been busy with work and other commitments, so Trails + Travels has been hibernating. We’ve been on some great adventures in the past year, though, and I’ll be catching up soon. For now, here’s a gallery of photos of a grizzly bear I watched eating breakfast at Two Dog Flats on the shore of …

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Lake loop through the Rattlesnake Wilderness

After my final long run before a 55K race turned into a trying day, I decided to break my taper with a 29-mile loop through the Rattlesnake Wilderness with a friend. Clear skies and lakes – and a trail mostly free of downed trees – were just what I needed. Like the routes to Stuart and Mineral peaks, the …

A 50-mile run across the wilds of The Bob

On the last weekend in July, I joined a group of Missoula friends for the Run Across The Bob, or RATBOB. The annual run – this was the third year – is loosely organized, covers 50-some miles and crosses the Bob Marshall Wilderness from east to west. The 1 million-acre wilderness area was designated with the passage of the …

Back to day hiking in Glacier National Park

After several years of point-to-point backpacking in Glacier National Park, we returned to day hiking last summer, largely due to the forecast. While a rainy day isn’t out of the ordinary for our late-July trips to the park, the forecast this year was for much more precipitation. And it delivered – a couple of our …